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Catherine "Kay" Skidmore

April 21, 1948 — May 2, 2023


Catherine "Kay" (Leary) Skidmore, 75, passed away peacefully on May 2, 2023 at home surrounded by her loving family.

Kay was born on April 21, 1948 to the late Francis R. Leary and the late Catherine E. (Noonan) Leary.  She graduated from Weymouth High School in 1966. She was a lifelong resident of Weymouth. She worked as a special needs bus driver for Weymouth Public Schools for 27 years before retiring in 2016.

Kay had larger than life personality and was known for her great sense of humor. Throughout her life, she had several hobbies such as playing bingo, reading, bowling, and trips to the casino with her sister Helen and friend Barbara. She enjoyed taking many trips to California to visit her best friend Jan. Often you could find her at her favorite spot, Donut King, drinking coffee, chatting with friends, and playing keno. Her greatest joy in life was spoiling her grandchildren. Kay was a generous woman, she had a big heart and passion to always help the less fortunate, especially children with special needs.

Kay was preceded in death by her first husband Donald W. McIsaac. She is survived by her beloved husband Robert R. Skidmore. Cherished mother of her loving children, the late Francis "Bugga” McIsaac of Weymouth, Diane (McIsaac) Hawes, and her husband David of Weymouth, the late Nathan S. Skidmore, Robert L. Skidmore of Weymouth, Richard R. Skidmore, and his wife Sarah Zimmerman of Weymouth, and Timothy J. Skidmore, and his partner Crystal Valle of Randolph. She is survived by her grandchildren, James McIsaac, Makayla Hawes, Matthew Hawes, Shealyn Skidmore, and Sadie Skidmore, her great granddaughter, Lainey McIsaac, and her grandog, Gus. Beloved sister of Marie Nista, the late Margaret “Peggy” Cottell, Helen McNeil, and Frances Leary. Kay will also be missed by many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a visitation for Kay on Thursday May 11, 2023 from 5-8pm in the C.C. Shepherd Funeral Home located at 134 Pleasant St. (Columbian Sq.) South Weymouth. Relatives and friends will gather in the funeral home Friday morning at 9am for a Celebration of Life prior to the funeral Mass which will be held at St. Albert the Great Church in Weymouth at 10am. Burial will follow at Fairmount Cemetery in Weymouth. Donations can be made in Kays name to the Weymouth Food Pantry or to the Special Olympics.

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Thursday, May 11, 2023

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Friday, May 12, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

St. Albert The Great Parish

1140 Washington St, Weymouth, MA 02189

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